A court in Lebanon has ruled that homosexuality is natural and is not a criminal offense. [Contrary to an earlier version of this article, the ruling was not made by the Supreme Court in Lebanon.] For English-speakers, details of the ruling must await a translation of an Arabic-language account of the decision. But a dispatch …
Scarred by beatings in Uganda, LGBT refugee Kwesigabo Simon has been approved for resettlement from Kenya to the United States. Here he tells his story:
Partnerships between Canadians and Jamaicans boost LGBTI rights, but Canadian banks do too little to help, says Andrew Beckerman, a board member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network who attended Montego Bay Pride 2016.
An Indian couple married in late December in what apparently was the first public transgender wedding in the nation’s largest city, Mumbai.
Hopeful signs for LGBTI equality appeared throughout 2016, though the year was marred by setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence.
By 84-77, United Nations countries today (Monday) rejected a renewed attempt by African nations to block the appointment of the first-ever U.N. expert in charge of investigating violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.
A new coalition of human rights and LGBTQI organizations in the eastern Caribbean marked its official launch on Human Rights Day 2016. ECADE, the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality, focuses on Grenada, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Martin and Dominica.
By Khavoy Brown On Saturday, International Human Rights Day, I was at Emancipation Park in Kingston with about 28 Montego Bay “Pridesters.” We went to listen to a pastor, Scott Stirm, deliver the keynote sermon at what was billed as a Human Rights Day Rally. This annual event is put on by the anti-gay …
On Dec. 9, a court in Marrakesh, Morocco, dismissed charges against two girls who had been arrested and jailed in late October after being spotted kissing on a rooftop. The girls, ages 16 and 17, had been charged under Article 489 of the Penal Code, which provides for up to three years in prison for …
Local officials in northwest Pakistan are pushing the federal government to guarantee transgender women’s right to vote, Human Rights Watch reports.